CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today during MISO's annual members' meeting, stakeholders re-elected board members Mike Evans, Paul Feldman and Judy Walsh. All three have served on the MISO Board of Directors since 2005 and will begin their new, three-year terms in January 2014.
"We're pleased that Mike, Paul and Judy will remain on the MISO Board of Directors for another term," said MISO President and CEO John R. Bear. "The critical insight and expansive knowledgebase our Board members have are invaluable. It's because of them we are able to ensure reliable delivery of least-cost energy to our members and their customers."
Mr. Evans has served on MISO's Board since March 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the System Planning Committee. During his tenure, he has held the following positions: Chair of the Board in 2011 and 2012, the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Evans is former president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, an independent, not-for-profit corporation. He was also president and COO of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. From 1974 to 1991 he held a variety of positions, including senior vice president and COO of Kansas City Power and Light Company. He is a registered professional engineer and a Veteran of the nuclear power program of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Feldman has served on MISO's Board since March 2005 and currently serves as the Chair of the Markets Committee. He was Chair of the Board from 2007 through 2010. Mr. Feldman is the founder and CEO of Trend IQ, Inc., which utilizes the internet to collect and analyze business problems for customers via customized Internet portals. As president and CEO of Columbia Energy Services, Mr. Feldman was responsible for the company's trading and marketing companies where he developed and launched mass markets strategy in the U.S. energy business. Mr. Feldman also held a number of positions at AT&T, including vice president of consumer products where he was responsible for retail marketing programs through product development and customer support.
Ms. Walsh has served on MISO's Board since January 2005 and has been the Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee since July 2005. In addition, she serves on the Human Resources Committee and the System Planning Committee. Ms. Walsh served as a Commissioner with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and as a senior vice president with SBC Communications Inc., now AT&T. A certified public accountant, Ms. Walsh is a retired partner of Deloitte & Touche.
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to high-voltage power lines in 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with more than $23.6 billion in annual gross market energy transactions. MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001. The not-for-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., with operations centers in Carmel and Eagan, Minn. Membership is voluntary.